Once upon a time, General Motors decided it wanted to compete with established compact performance cars like the VW Golf GTI and Mazdaspeed3 – resulting in the impressively powerful and fun-to-drive Chevy Cobalt SS. The automaker has long since abandoned the compact performance car segment, which has helped generate a small cult-like following among certain GM enthusiasts for the Cobalt SS.
For that reason, we think this like-new 2009 Chevy Cobalt SS sedan currently for sale via Cars and Bids should drum up quite a bit of interest here on GM Authority. This Summit White Cobalt SS has just 1,100 miles on the odometer, comes with a clean CarFax report and has never been involved in an accident. The engine oil, engine oil filter, and camshaft solenoid valves were also all replaced this month, as well. As a reminder, the Cobalt SS with the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine was factory rated at 260 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
Not only is this rare Chevy Cobalt SS sedan in showroom condition, it also has extensive performance modifications include the optional factory Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit, a Hahn RaceCraft exhaust, Hahn downpipe, a short shifter, Injen cold air intake, Hawk HPS brake pads, a Powell Race Parts sway bar and D2 Racing coilovers. The only problems are a single scuff on each of the front and rear bumpers a minor issue where the first gear doesn’t always engage when the car is cold. This problem does not occur once the car has sufficiently warmed up.
Chevy produced just 759 examples of the Cobalt SS sedan in 2009, which was the only year the Cobalt SS was offered as a four-door. This is likely one of the cleanest examples left kicking and with just $7,500 worth of bids on it as of this writing, this just might be the perfect bargain-basement collector’s car for the thinking GM enthusiast.
Check out the listing at this link for additional information and photos before the auction closes next week.